trailer for Dominican Republic’s Oscar submission, “Banti Maa” has arrived. The play tells the story of Emma (Claris Albrecht), a French woman of African descent who is on the run and trying to escape from Dominican authorities after evading arrest. “If you help me, I will help you,” she said A young girl is bargaining for mutual security and survival in the most dangerous district of Santo Domingo.
Emma is eventually taken in by a group of three children, who guide her in exchange for acting as a maternal figure for her, leading to “her destiny”. [to] Change irreversibly,” teases the film’s synopsis.
The trailer depicts Emma’s duality as a criminal fugitive driven by the imperative to survive and a nurturing mentor to her found family members. We see him caressing a child’s head as if two gaze at the image in the mirror. “Mighty. Like a queen,” she tells the girl.
In addition to headlining, Albrecht co-wrote the screenplay for “Banta Mama” and co-produced the project with director Ivan Herrera.
Albrecht previously appeared in the BBC period drama “The Long Song”, as a woman in the final days of slavery navigating the trials and tribulations of 19th-century Jamaica.
“Banta Mama” premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY release is bringing it to select theaters and on Netflix on November 17th.